NATIONAL PRAISE FOR AUTHOR AND LITERARY DIVA HEATHER HALIAH COVINGTON


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Heather Covington or H.C., with respect to the author, has afforded every woman the chance to categorize every man along with her. Giving you a sneak peek into her observant mind, this book of rhyme and reason sums up the many diversities of men that many women may not be so privy. H.C. shows the reader that many women can be wrong about how to truly understand a man’s ways. For what woman understands man? Heather (H.C.) has done a service by analyzing the soul of many men, through careful observation and ripping the very essence of their very soul and exposing it under a microscope. This book of poetry, is not for men or women who have squeamish hearts, but for those men and women who can appreciate the truth, in all of its many different conundrums; I’m talking about the characters she has defined as some of the fathers, brothers and romantic interest some women have in their life today. The romance man, the player man, the sensitive man, the dog man, the nasty man, etc… Not only does she give you the insight of men’s personalities through her poetic eye, but she administers encouragement to women who might need an uplifting and purifying word that also brings witness to the soul of women and men alike. Heather brings caution to those men who want to continue to play games with the heart of her dear sisters. H.C.’s book is ravishing, intellectual, electrifying, raw, and current to the world we live in. It brings you into the mind of a modern day, Langston Hughes, mixed with the realism of Zora Neal Hurston. When you buy this book, trust me you won’t put it down!

Harold Antoine Anderson
CBS Studio Operator

“The sensuality is there, but yet, a revenge ful motif.”
Tony Medina, Author of Love to Langston, Deshawn Days, + editor of Bum Rush The Page.

“Read and look. Find yourself here. Do something about the male condition with this wonderful and honest book.”
Dale Benjamin Drakeford, Author of “Just Poem a capella”

“One of the nation’s top promoters, Covington salutes over 100 Black female writers who have impacted history. This highly acclaimed book features past and present authors, such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Angela Davis, and Candice Dow… Heather is a literary genius at work! Literary Divas is an excellent reference for literary lovers…That’s why we spotlighted her for Woman’s History Month…. Black History Month ….Covington even salutes Susan Taylor, Carol Mackey, and Editorial Divas as well…..people you would not know are authors like Jada Pinkett Smith…Tyra Banks…. Oprah Winfrey….. that is very diva-ish of Heather….”

Rhonda Chowder
Editorial Journalist of Call & Post

“To know your history and your future is to stand on the backs of those who paved the way before you! Literary Divas is a LANDMARK of this era! Heather Covington is bringing out the LITERARY DIVAS WITH STYLE!-Kim Perkins- CEO of Legends Urban Wear; Sponsor of the PerSOULnalities Brand”Reading holds the keys to expanding one’s mind and the writer is the person who makes those keys. Open the door to your mind with Literary Divas. Once you step in, you’ll learn what it takes to be a Literary Diva.

A VERY IMPORTANT WORK HAS ARRIVED!- McCreary & Fuller Media Corporation- Double Emmy Award Journalist & Vice President of Quest Media, Inc. , Bill McCreary & Media PR Guru Kim Fuller- www.QuestMedia.net- Channel A wonderful and poignant tribute to the literary work of an impressive selection of extremely talented, achieved and successful sistahs.

Literary Divas is an important acknowledgment which not only highlights and details our collective body of work, but most importantly will inspire the up-and-coming Literary Divas and Dons to realize their potential as writers. Terrie M. Williams- author, Black Pain: It Just Looks Like I’m Not Hurting: Depression, Hope and Healing in Black American Life (Scribner, 2007)

At the Book Expo America 2006 in Washington D.C., close to 1000 authors and 1300 publishers showcased recent releases of upcoming titles…most just in time for summer reading pleasure….the editor’s of BIBR uncovered something for everyone….Noted is Literary Divas as the only reference book pick…..

Hello, Heather. It was such a pleasure meeting you at the BEA and your spirit is so much well and alive!! What a beautiful person both inside and out. I couldn’t resist sending you a picture of these two “FINE DIVAS” and I look forward to hanging again soon. Keep in touch and continued success to you and your writers!!

Brenda M. Hampton,
Essence Magazine Best Selling Author

Novels include:
Too Naughty
Naughty by Nature (Reprint)
SLICK (Reprint)
Two’s Enough Three’s A Crowd, Part I
My Way Or No Way, Part II
Change Don’t Always Come, Part III
How Can I Be Down?
No Justice No Peace
www.brendamhampton.com
www.voicesbooks.homestead.com

BIBR: Black Issues Book Review- On newsstands- www.targetnews.com

Literary Divas is selected as a BOOKSHELF PICK in August 2006 Edition of Ebony Magazine featuring article, Mariah Carey’s Big Comeback, After Award -Winning Year, Superstar Diva Takes Show on the Road!

Ebony Magazine
www.EbonyMagazine.com

Queen Literary Diva, Heather,

Thanks so much for your warmth and support. You’re a force, girl. You did a beautiful job as MC of the reception and awards ceremony. I really appreciate all you do to celebrate black authors and literature.

Congratulations on your award. It’s so deserved.

I enjoyed meeting your mom. She’s a blessing just like you. Now that BEA is over, hope you get some down time. You worked it as only a literary diva can ;).

Have a wonderful week. Thanks again for everything. You make everyone feel like a star. That’s an amazing gift and says volumes about the kind of incredible woman you are.

Kelly Starling Lyons
www.kellystarlinglyons.com
A DisilgoldSOUL Favorite
Children’s Book Author

I want to thank you for the book signing opportunity. I was very impressed!

Tichaona Chinyelu
www.inthewhirlwind.com
A Disilgold Soul Reigning poet

“GREAT SITE!”

Respectfully yours,
VIOLETTE L. REID
www.VioletteReid.com
http://www.myspace.com/violette_peaches
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge… Proverbs 1:7

“Keep me posted about this wonderful project!”
Tony Award Winner and co-founder of Def Poetry Jam
Bruce George
Editor of Bum Rush the Page

www.myspace.com/thebandanarepublic

Heather, girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl you are one awesome sister. I’m proud to know you. I loved your site. Where can I get all that music playing all the time. Wow! Ok. I loved your bio most of all. I have seen with my eyes what a dedicated sister can do. I’m so impressed.

Marti Tucker

Author of Bestselling book,The Mayor’s Wife Wore Sapphires
www.marthatucker.com

Dear Precious Heather the website is wonderful, as usual you have outdone yourself. You are very talented and your growth in the industry is outstanding. Authors are blessed to have your support.

May God continue to work through you.

Bravo from Your Fans
C&B Books

See You at the Book Expo – Can’t wait to sign your guest book.

Hello Heather,

Your new site is very nice. You are a beautiful person on the outside as well as on the inside. Take care of yourself and God bless!…..Bertha

Marguerite Press – www.margueritepress.com
Bringing To The Forefront Those Issues Of Concern In THE Literary World Since 1996!

Divine Appointment: A Caregiver’s Guide by Delores Thornton
www.deloresthornton.com.
Did you read, “Divine Appointment: A Caregiver’s Guide”? This is my personal story. It contains short-short stories and anecdotes, as well as legal, medical, and psychological information. I spent countless hours interviewing caregivers and although I don’t know all that there is to know about this subject, what I do know I freely share. I was thrust into a caregiver’s world in which I knew nothing and I had to learn quickly. I prayed to God for answers, and his replies are contained in this guide.

Hey there Heather, good to “see” you. You’ve been missed. I’ll stop through your site and MySpace within the next week to see what’s new with you.

Tee C.

World’s Largest African American Book Club Founder of Rawsistaz Literary Group
www.Rawsistaz.com

Well Heather, I just hung out at the new site and really enjoyed your biography presentation. It was absolutely wonderful! You have really done well for your self. I pray things continue to work for you. You say you love your life I can understand why. Keep smiling!

Linda D Wattley
The Truth Will Set You Free
http://lindawattley26.com/

“Heather’s writing style is Witty & Intelligent… never judgemental…Her poetry is “Impressive Work!”

Writer’s Digest Awards

“Heather, I ordered PerSOULnalities!”

Gilbert Steedley, A NYSE President

“Heather Covington is a GIANT BRIGHT STAR to watch!”
BXTIMES-(Largest Bronx paper)

“Heather Covington is like a candle that champions a concerted flame that burns your psyche and warms your mind to new thinking.”

Dale Benjamin Drakeford
“Multi-Award winning author;Leader of Bronx Poetry Workshop

“PerSOULnalities speaks with a voice that we as a people pretended does not exist…and speaks with ….a powerful voice, a voice that will enlarge the scope of poetry.”

Cliff Chandler- Author of Devasted, The Paragons, Vengeance is Mine, Host- of WGMN TV 64- UPN

I am impressed when young African Americans know anything about Langston Hughes. There are so many of us who know nothing about our geniuses. Heather Covington takes it a step further, she was so impressed by Langston that she wrote a poem dedicated to him. In the poem she writes: “You are the greatest Mr. Hughes. You cut my soul and it is because of you that ink bleeds words onto paper. I hope this injury lasts forever.” Brava, Heather! You have confirmed my motto: When we begin as writers, as intellectuals will begin. When we share the Glass Wall we crumble. Heather’s book of poetry, PerSOULnalities, speaks with a voice that we as a people have pretended does not exist. How dare we criticize ourselves? Heather is young: speaks with a young and powerful voice, a voice that will enlarge the scope of poetry.

Bestselling Author Cliff Chandler WGMN TV 64 UPN

PERSOULNALITIES: POEMS FOR EVERY KIND OF WOMAN is a light-hearted volume of poetry that creatively depicts every human mood and persona imaginable. The poems are written from a female perspective thus the PERSOULNALITIES are attributed to women, but often the characteristics described are not exclusively owned by women. Filled with positive messages that are meant to empower, Heather Covington looks at each facet of womanhood and radiates the positive while offering cautioning advice on the negative attributes. It is easy to find oneself in at least one of the poems which are simply written with a clever and easy to follow flow. PERSOULNALITIES is a tribute to the tenacity and strength of women. Ms. Covington presents her thoughts in a clear, direct, yet lyrical manner which makes them appealing to readers who would not typically read poetry and provides a change of pace for seasoned poetry fans.

Reviewed by Diane Marbury (HonestD) of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

This is a book that you will read over and again. Heather Covington identifies every kind of woman and puts her in check. Is this woman you? Better not be or Heather has it in for you. I-MAG Heather Covington’s debut Persoulnalities is a hit. Her poems had me in stitches as she uncovers the truths about ourselves and others. It is a witty, poetical, true, no bull, commentary that says all the not so great things about the people around us. You know who I’m talking about; the “Tramp,” the “Show off,” how about those people who never have anything good to say, “Negativity Shoes,” or our friends who think they were born to rule, “Dictators.” Did you meet the “Eye Roving Bandit?” Persoulnalities identifies the common attributes we hate about our so called friends. It is a must read. Award Winning Author Cynthia Highsmith Hooks (The Soul of A Sister: From a Whisper to a Shout) Heather Covington’s debut Persoulnalities is a hit. Her poems had me in stitches as she uncovers the truths about ourselves and others. It is a witty, poetical, true, no bull, commentary that says all the not so great things about the people around us. You know who I’m talking about; the “Tramp,” the “Show off,” how about those people who never have anything good to say, “Negativity Shoes,” or our friends who think they were born to rule, “Dictators.” Did you meet the “Eye Roving Bandit?” Persoulnalities identifies the common attributes we hate about our so called friends. It is a must read.

UNDENIABLY REAL! Bestselling Author Hope C. Clarke

Literary Divas will inspire a whole new generation of writers to continue passing on the legacy of literary legends from the mid 20th century and way into the millennium.

If you are a writer, YOU WILL BE INSPIRED!-Rosette M. Union-
Producer”Heather Covington has done an amazing job in her deeply rooted commitment to the literary world and African-Americans alike. Literary Divas is a MUST HAVE for your future brothers, sisters and present generation.

James Lisbon- Publisher and Founder of AMAG, Inc. www.awarenessmagazine.net”

I am always inspired by books about African- Americans in history and sisterhood like Literary Divas. Terry McMillan has been one of my INSPIRATIONS FROM THE START!” Janine A. Morris- Author of the Diva Diaries; Hot 97 Music Coordinator-www.janineamorris.com

“To undestand true beauty is to acknowledge the ESSENCE OF INNER BEAUTY that shines through in all Literary Divas.”

Anissa Rochester-Producer of Beauty Within- www.beautywithintv.com

Heather Covington has been sent from God’s throne himself to do great things.Her reign is powerful and humble as she UPLIFTS THE ENTIRE LITERARY NATION with Literary Divas. Brilliant work!

-Rel Dowdell- Director of Critically Acclaimed Movie on DVD- Train Ride with last performance by actress Esther Rolle.- www.Reldowdell.com

Without the contributions of African-American women in literature, Black people could not have made progress as a race, a nation and throughout the universe. All praise for the Literary Divas of today, from the past and on the way! A TREASURE IS BORN!

– Lawrence Wayne- Founder of Memphis Black Writer’s Conference and Southern Film Festival.”

“Heather Covington’s new book, Literary Divas, is a MUST READ and serves as a COLOSSAL resource for every library in America. A RARE and UNIQUE work is born!”

-Phil andrews- CEO/ PA Public Relations Company-www.papublicrelations.com

Your new book, Literary Divas is REALLY HOT!I expect you to reach the million copies stages. Your time has come and I rejoice with you.

-Bertha Davis- Author of Knowing God Beyond Life’s Winter Season- www.BerthaBooks.com

I feel really honored and special. I tell everyone that God has knitted our hearts together and you always keep me in mind for whatever positive things are going on. I am so proud of you.

Darci Williams- Author of Soaring On Clipped Wings- www.darcelwilliams.com

Heather, go and check the Bookstore section on my website. Literary Divas is there!

Barbara Popple- Author of Twilight Healer- www.bloodredshadows.net

Ms. Covington, stunning woman of the year! We are so impressed with your style and what you are accomplishing…

Shaye Gray- Editor at Bahiyah Woman Magazine- www.bwmmag.com

Hey Heather, girl you are the Queen of Promotion. I really admire all that you’re doing to celebrate black authors and publishers. We’re blessed to have you. You’re doing your thing. By the way, great article on the BEA.

Kelly Starling Lyons- Freelance writer and Children’s Book Author- www.Kellystarlinglyons.com

Heather is the main diva around here. She’s amazing and bringing our work to the forefront! I don’t know what black authors would do without places like Disilgold. She will definitely go down in history.

Stacey Deanne- Best Selling author of Divas of the Millennium: Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, Mya, Alicia Keys, J-Lo and Ashanti www.Stacey-Deanne.net

For all you do for others, you deserve this accolade as well as the great things to come!!! So, I extend my deepest congratulations to you. See you on the journey.

Corey Sue- Yeroc Enterprise- www.Yerocenterprise.com

I support this brilliant Heather Covington, who has looked out for us newer authors on the scene. I might not be a featured premiere author like Maya and Toni, but I am there. I’ll go and buy this record of our lifetime and pass it on to my children and grandchildren. That’s called legacy.

Matha Tucker- Author of The Mayor’s Wife Wore Sapphires- www.marthatucker.com

I am honored to be among a stellar group of women!

Shelia Goss- Author of My Invincible Husband- www.SheliaGoss.com

Congratulations to Heather Covington for creating this amazing tribute to black women writers and publishing mavens. Cheers to everyone featured.

Linda gave the 1st shout out on Raw4all. Invite required to this forum. www.Rawsistaz.com

Heather, Thank you for so much of your support of the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America. We were all so honored by your presence, and truly inspired by your speech. Thank you for sharing your gifts and time. Many blessings always.

Tony Rose; Publisher CEO – Amber Communications Group, Inc. www.amberbooks.com

Thank you for all you do….and wonderful vote of confidence…

Shunda Leigh- Booking Matters Magazine- www.bookingmatters.com

Your presence at the BEA was certainly evident. You brought so much excitement, talent and beauty. Cheryl and I congratulate you on your publication of your book and we know it will do well.

Wade Hudson- Just Us Books, Inc. Premier Publisher of Black Interest Books for Children www.Justusbooks.com

Thanks so much for all your support of Just Us Books work at BEA. You are a hard working lady. And you helped make the Pavilion a success. Also, I just realized that I was a Literary Diva. Congratulations on all your good work.

Cheryl Willis Hudson- Author/Consultant- Speaker/Children’s Book Creator- www.Cherylwhudson.com

Heather it was so nice meeting you at the Book Expo. You are a real blessing to all of us. Your spirit is contagious. Hugs.

Carol Mackey- Editor-In-Chief- Black Expressions Book Club

Congratulations on all your successes. Heather you did a wonderful job of the overview of the BEA.

Vanessa A, Johnson- Author of critically acclaimed When Death Comes a Knocking- a 5 Star Younity Guild Book- www.vanessaajohnson.com

What a great show. Very well done. I’m so happy for Heather. You can tell she is so passionate and filled about the Literary Divas and she should be. She’s a lovely person. Congratulations again to all the Divas.!

Hon. Delores Thornton- Queen of Literary Promotion and Mentor- www.Margueritepress.com

Saw your mention in Ebony Magazine for Literary Divas. I know you are elated. We’re all very proud of you and routing for your success!

Elissa Gabrielle- Author, greeting card maker and publisher- www.elissagabrielle.com www.greetingsfromthesoul.com www.peaceinthestormpublishing.com

BARNES & NOBLE REVIEW

Dale Benjamin Drakeford, author of Bo’s Boos & Poos Reviews Customer Rating for this product is 5 out of 5
A Diva Herself!
A diva writing about literary divas–it don’t get any better than that!

Also recommended: Check out ‘Divas’ by Lowery.
Product Details
ISBN: 0976773538
ISBN-13: 9780976773535
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Amber Communications Group, Inc.
Sales Rank: 125,063
AMAZON REVIEWS

Excellente! Our Nubian Queens Strikes Again
Reviewer: Carol/Brenda “CB Books Brenda” (Queens) – See all my reviews
This book touches my heart deeply. Heather is thoughtful and remembers those who came before us to pave the way. She is a giving and caring person, who shares her knowledge and energy with everyone, if you ever meet Heather, you will understand, why this book is such a hit. She is truly a Nubian Queen and she does and outstanding job within the literary world.

I am most proud of her this is a fine display of professionalism, I love the book, when I picked this book up at the BEA, I looked at the cover and it brought tears to my eyes and joy to my soul. I thought “Look at all my fine upstanding sisters.P It is our history all done up in the royal color of honor, purple.

To say the least one of my authors put this masterpiece together; and to top that one of my others authors, Renee Flagler, Miss-Guided, was listed in the issue as one the Diva’s my favorite word came in to play, “Blown away,” and that is exactly what happened to me when I laid eyes on this work of art. I was Blown Away, standing there breathless! Outstanding!

As my young one’s say “You Go Girl”

This surpasses 5 stars if could I’d give this 10 stars. This book is a collectable and every home should have one, we come a long way baby, and we better keep a record. I tell you $16.95 is a steal…I know because I sell books and I know the quality of books and how they should priced, this one is underpriced. So value your discount and buy your copy today!!!!

Carol & Brenda
The Book Ladies of Queens
C&B Books Distribution
Great Job**********

Reviewer: NaughtiLiterati (NYC) – See all my reviews
this books pays homage to the literary divas who paved the way for us and for those who are the trailblazers of today.

It has three sections: Literary divas, Editorial Divas, and Divas Gone Too soon (such as Zora Neale Hurston) and provides a detailed biography and bibliography of each sister included. I had a chance to speak with Heather at BEA and she said she is hard at work on Literary Dons, which I will be getting as soon as it is available! While some may disagree with the inclusions or exclusions, ALL will be impressed.

Out of all the books I was able to procure at BEA, THIS is the one that I opened first and it was truly empowering to see us lauded for our talents, and was also very inspiring. If you are a black woman who loves to read or actually work in publishing, then you MUST have this book – and strive to make the next list! I know I will!

Essential
Reviewer: Minnie E. Miller – See all my reviews
(REAL NAME) “Literary Divas” by Heather Covington is historically vital. It leaves our African American literary tracks across the world.

Minnie E Miller
Author/Publisher

www.millerscribs.com

An Elegant, Worthy Read!
Reviewer: Gina C. “author of VIGIL” (New York City) – See all my reviews
Literary Divas is not only a wonderful read, but also a great reference book for those who want to learn more about the lives and accomplishments of African-American women in literature. As one of the Literary Divas listed in the book, I am both humbled and extremely honored to be included with the likes of my most reverered black female writers. Heather Covington has created a truly inspiring work that will enlighten, inform and entertain. A great book! I truly look forward to her next project.

“DISILGOLD Reigning DEBUT AUTHOR”

What a pleasure to meet you…you’re all I imagined! You work a room so well…I enjoyed observing and I learned a lot!

Stay in touch,

Marsha

Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders
marshajsanders.com

The Other Side of
Through
Strebor/ Simon & Schuster

Available at Amazon.com,
Borders, Barnes & Noble,
Dear Heather,

As always you were the perfect hostess! Classy and beautiful. You can make anyone feel like a star. Keep doing you.

Continued blessings in all that you do.

Donna

Visit me on the web http://donnahill.com
QUIET STORM–AVAILABLE NOW

“From Heather’s mentor, the one and only Donna Hill.”

Thanks you so much for EVERYTHING, you are an angel and God has blessed you and will continue to bless you.

Harrine Freeman

CEO H.E. Freeman Enterprises

http://www.hafreemanenterprises.com

Hi Heather,
It was a pleasure to meet you and your mom. I enjoyed working with you last weekend. God bless and have a good week.

“Everybody Gets Tired”
by Yvonne Bridges
ISBN: 0-9788146-0-6
$13.95
www.bridges2paradise.com

Heather. We came yesterday to adorn you with flowers we purchased to say “Thanks A Million.”
Monique Ford (Publicist) Dorothy Goins
(Author of a Woman Scorn’d- www.DorothyGoins.com
YOUnity Guild Author of the Year
Infini Promoters Author of the Year

I am impressed when young African Americans know anything about Langston Hughes. There are so many of us who know nothing about our geniuses. Heather Covington takes it a step further, she was so impressed by Langston that she wrote a poem dedicated to him. In the poem she writes: “You are the greatest Mr. Hughes. You cut my soul and it is because of you that ink bleeds words onto paper. I hope this injury lasts forever.” Brava, Heather! You have confirmed my motto: When we begin as writers, as intellectuals will begin. When we share the Glass Wall we crumble. Heather’s book of poetry, PerSOULnalities, speaks with a voice that we as a people have pretended does not exist. How dare we criticize ourselves? Heather is young: speaks with a young and powerful voice, a voice that will enlarge the scope of poetry. Bestselling Author Cliff Chandler WGMN TV 64 UPN

PERSOULNALITIES: POEMS FOR EVERY KIND OF WOMAN is a light-hearted volume of poetry that creatively depicts every human mood and persona imaginable. The poems are written from a female perspective thus the PERSOULNALITIES are attributed to women, but often the characteristics described are not exclusively owned by women. Filled with positive messages that are meant to empower, Heather Covington looks at each facet of womanhood and radiates the positive while offering cautioning advice on the negative attributes. It is easy to find oneself in at least one of the poems which are simply written with a clever and easy to follow flow. PERSOULNALITIES is a tribute to the tenacity and strength of women. Ms. Covington presents her thoughts in a clear, direct, yet lyrical manner which makes them appealing to readers who would not typically read poetry and provides a change of pace for seasoned poetry fans. Reviewed by Diane Marbury (HonestD) of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

This is a book that you will read over and again. Heather Covington identifies every kind of woman and puts her in check. Is this woman you? Better not be or Heather has it in for you. I-MAG Heather Covington’s debut Persoulnalities is a hit. Her poems had me in stitches as she uncovers the truths about ourselves and others. It is a witty, poetical, true, no bull, commentary that says all the not so great things about the people around us. You know who I’m talking about; the “Tramp,” the “Show off,” how about those people who never have anything good to say, “Negativity Shoes,” or our friends who think they were born to rule, “Dictators.” Did you meet the “Eye Roving Bandit?” Persoulnalities identifies the common attributes we hate about our so called friends. It is a must read. Award Winning Author Cynthia Highsmith Hooks (The Soul of A Sister: From a Whisper to a Shout) Heather Covington’s debut Persoulnalities is a hit. Her poems had me in stitches as she uncovers the truths about ourselves and others. It is a witty, poetical, true, no bull, commentary that says all the not so great things about the people around us. You know who I’m talking about; the “Tramp,” the “Show off,” how about those people who never have anything good to say, “Negativity Shoes,” or our friends who think they were born to rule, “Dictators.” Did you meet the “Eye Roving Bandit?” Persoulnalities identifies the common attributes we hate about our so called friends. It is a must read. UNDENIABLY REAL! Bestselling Author Hope C. Clarke

Literary Divas will inspire a whole new generation of writers to continue passing on the legacy of literary legends from the mid 20th century and way into the millennium.

If you are a writer, YOU WILL BE INSPIRED!-Rosette M. Union-
Producer”Heather Covington has done an amazing job in her deeply rooted commitment to the literary world and African-Americans alike. Literary Divas is a MUST HAVE for your future brothers, sisters and present generation.James Lisbon- Publisher and Founder of AMAG, Inc. www.awarenessmagazine.net”

I am always inspired by books about African- Americans in history and sisterhood like Literary Divas. Terry McMillan has been one of my INSPIRATIONS FROM THE START!” Janine A. Morris- Author of the Diva Diaries; Hot 97 Music Coordinator-www.janineamorris.com

“To undestand true beauty is to acknowledge the ESSENCE OF INNER BEAUTY that shines through in all Literary Divas.”Anissa Rochester-Producer of Beauty Within- www.beautywithintv.com

Heather Covington has been sent from God’s throne himself to do great things.Her reign is powerful and humble as she UPLIFTS THE ENTIRE LITERARY NATION with Literary Divas. Brilliant work!

-Rel Dowdell- Director of Critically Acclaimed Movie on DVD- Train Ride with last performance by actress Esther Rolle.- www.Reldowdell.com

Without the contributions of African-American women in literature, Black people could not have made progress as a race, a nation and throughout the universe. All praise for the Literary Divas of today, from the past and on the way! A TREASURE IS BORN!

– Lawrence Wayne- Founder of Memphis Black Writer’s Conference and Southern Film Festival.”

“Heather Covington’s new book, Literary Divas, is a MUST READ and serves as a COLOSSAL resource for every library in America. A RARE and UNIQUE work is born!”

-Phil andrews- CEO/ PA Public Relations Company-www.papublicrelations.com

Your new book, Literary Divas is REALLY HOT!I expect you to reach the million copies stages. Your time has come and I rejoice with you.

-Bertha Davis- Author of Knowing God Beyond Life’s Winter Season- www.BerthaBooks.com

I feel really honored and special. I tell everyone that God has knitted our hearts together and you always keep me in mind for whatever positive things are going on. I am so proud of you. Darci Williams- Author of Soaring On Clipped Wings- www.darcelwilliams.com

Heather, go and check the Bookstore section on my website. Literary Divas is there!

Barbara Popple- Author of Twilight Healer- www.bloodredshadows.net

Ms. Covington, stunning woman of the year! We are so impressed with your style and what you are accomplishing…

Shaye Gray- Editor at Bahiyah Woman Magazine- www.bwmmag.com

Hey Heather, girl you are the Queen of Promotion. I really admire all that you’re doing to celebrate black authors and publishers. We’re blessed to have you. You’re doing your thing. By the way, great article on the BEA.

Kelly Starling Lyons- Freelance writer and Children’s Book Author- www.Kellystarlinglyons.com

Heather is the main diva around here. She’s amazing and bringing our work to the forefront! I don’t know what black authors would do without places like Disilgold. She will definitely go down in history.

Stacey Deanne- Best Selling author of Divas of the Millennium: Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, Mya, Alicia Keys, J-Lo and Ashanti www.Stacey-Deanne.net

For all you do for others, you deserve this accolade as well as the great things to come!!! So, I extend my deepest congratulations to you. See you on the journey.

Corey Sue- Yeroc Enterprise- www.Yerocenterprise.com

I support this brilliant Heather Covington, who has looked out for us newer authors on the scene. I might not be a featured premiere author like Maya and Toni, but I am there. I’ll go and buy this record of our lifetime and pass it on to my children and grandchildren. That’s called legacy.

Matha Tucker- Author of The Mayor’s Wife Wore Sapphires- www.marthatucker.com

I am honored to be among a stellar group of women!

Shelia Goss- Author of My Invinsible Husband- www.SheliaGoss.com

Congratulations to Heather Covington for creating this amazing tribute to black women writers and publishing mavens. Cheers to everyone featured.

Linda gave the 1st shout out on Raw4all. Invite required to this forum. www.Rawsistaz.com

Heather, Thank you for so much of your support of the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America. We were all so honored by your presence, and truly inspired by your speech. Thank you for sharing your gifts and time. Many blessings always.

Tony Rose; Publisher CEO – Amber Communications Group, Inc. www.amberbooks.com

Thank you for all you do….and wonderful vote of confidence…

Shunda Leigh- Booking Matters Magazine- www.bookingmatters.com

Your presence at the BEA was certainly evident. You brought so much excitement, talent and beauty. Cheryl and I congratulate you on your publication of your book and we know it will do well.

Wade Hudson- Just Us Books, Inc. Premier Publisher of Black Interest Books for Children www.Justusbooks.com

Thanks so much for all your support of Just Us Books work at BEA. You are a hard working lady. And you helped make the Pavilion a success. Also, I just realized that I was a Literary Diva. Congratulations on all your good work.

Cheryl Willis Hudson- Author/Consultant- Speaker/Children’s Book Creator- www.Cherylwhudson.com

Heather it was so nice meeting you at the Book Expo. You are a real blessing to all of us. Your spirit is contagious. Hugs.

Carol Mackey- Editor-In-Chief- Black Expressions Book Club

Congratulations on all your successes. Heather you did a wonderful job of the overview of the BEA.

Vanessa A, Johnson- Author of critically acclaimed When Death Comes a Knocking- a 5 Star Younity Guild Book- www.vanessaajohnson.com

What a great show. Very well done. I’m so happy for Heather. You can tell she is so passionate and filled about the Literary Divas and she should be. She’s a lovely person. Congratulations again to all the Divas.!

Hon. Delores Thornton- Queen of Literary Promotion and Mentor- www.Margueritepress.com

Saw your mention in Ebony Magazine for Literary Divas. I know you are elated. We’re all very proud of you and routing for your success!

Elissa Gabrielle- Author, greeting card maker and publisher- www.elissagabrielle.com www.greetingsfromthesoul.com www.peaceinthestormpublishing.com

BARNES & NOBLE REVIEW

Dale Benjamin Drakeford, author of Bo’s Boos & Poos Reviews Customer Rating for this product is 5 out of 5
A Diva Herself!
A diva writing about literary divas–it don’t get any better than that!

Also recommended: Check out ‘Divas’ by Lowery.
Product Details
ISBN: 0976773538
ISBN-13: 9780976773535
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Amber Communications Group, Inc.
Sales Rank: 125,063
AMAZON REVIEWS

Excellente! Our Nubian Queens Strikes Again
Reviewer: Carol/Brenda “CB Books Brenda” (Queens) – See all my reviews
This book touches my heart deeply. Heather is thoughtful and remembers those who came before us to pave the way. She is a giving and caring person, who shares her knowledge and energy with everyone, if you ever meet Heather, you will understand, why this book is such a hit. She is truly a Nubian Queen and she does and outstanding job within the literary world.

I am most proud of her this is a fine display of professionalism, I love the book, when I picked this book up at the BEA, I looked at the cover and it brought tears to my eyes and joy to my soul. I thought “Look at all my fine upstanding sisters.P It is our history all done up in the royal color of honor, purple.

To say the least one of my authors put this masterpiece together; and to top that one of my others authors, Renee Flagler, Miss-Guided, was listed in the issue as one the Diva’s my favorite word came in to play, “Blown away,” and that is exactly what happened to me when I laid eyes on this work of art. I was Blown Away, standing there breathless! Outstanding!

As my young one’s say “You Go Girl”

This surpasses 5 stars if could I’d give this 10 stars. This book is a collectable and every home should have one, we come a long way baby, and we better keep a record. I tell you $16.95 is a steal…I know because I sell books and I know the quality of books and how they should priced, this one is underpriced. So value your discount and buy your copy today!!!!

Carol & Brenda
The Book Ladies of Queens
C&B Books Distribution
Great Job**********

Reviewer: NaughtiLiterati (NYC) – See all my reviews
this books pays homage to the literary divas who paved the way for us and for those who are the trailblazers of today.

It has three sections: Literary divas, Editorial Divas, and Divas Gone Too soon (such as Zora Neale Hurston) and provides a detailed biography and bibliography of each sister included. I had a chance to speak with Heather at BEA and she said she is hard at work on Literary Dons, which I will be getting as soon as it is available! While some may disagree with the inclusions or exclusions, ALL will be impressed.

Out of all the books I was able to procure at BEA, THIS is the one that I opened first and it was truly empowering to see us lauded for our talents, and was also very inspiring. If you are a black woman who loves to read or actually work in publishing, then you MUST have this book – and strive to make the next list! I know I will!

Essential
Reviewer: Minnie E. Miller – See all my reviews
(REAL NAME) “Literary Divas” by Heather Covington is historically vital. It leaves our African American literary tracks across the world.

Minnie E Miller
Author/Publisher

www.millerscribs.com

An Elegant, Worthy Read!
Reviewer: Gina C. “author of VIGIL” (New York City) – See all my reviews
Literary Divas is not only a wonderful read, but also a great reference book for those who want to learn more about the lives and accomplishments of African-American women in literature. As one of the Literary Divas listed in the book, I am both humbled and extremely honored to be included with the likes of my most reverered black female writers. Heather Covington has created a truly inspiring work that will enlighten, inform and entertain. A great book! I truly look forward to her next project.

“DISILGOLD Reigning DEBUT AUTHOR”

What a pleasure to meet you…you’re all I imagined! You work a room so well…I enjoyed observing and I learned a lot!

Stay in touch,

Marsha

Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders
marshajsanders.com

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Dear Heather,

As always you were the perfect hostess! Classy and beautiful. You can make anyone feel like a star. Keep doing you.

Continued blessings in all that you do.

Donna

Visit me on the web http://donnahill.com
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“From Heather’s mentor, the one and only Donna Hill.”

Thanks you so much for EVERYTHING, you are an angel and God has blessed you and will continue to bless you.

Harrine Freeman

CEO H.E. Freeman Enterprises

http://www.hafreemanenterprises.com

Hi Heather,
It was a pleasure to meet you and your mom. I enjoyed working with you last weekend. God bless and have a good week.

“Everybody Gets Tired”
by Yvonne Bridges
ISBN: 0-9788146-0-6
$13.95
www.bridges2paradise.com

Heather. We came yesterday to adorn you with flowers we purchased to say “Thanks A Million.”
Monique Ford (Publicist) Dorothy Goins
(Author of a Woman Scorn’d- www.DorothyGoins.com
YOUnity Guild Author of the Year
Infini Promoters Author of the Year